The Edible Valley Podcast

The Edible Valley Podcast

Welcome to the Edible Valley podcast, where we explore the vibrant world of food through the lens of local farms, kitchens, and culinary adventures. Join us for engaging conversations, interviews, and food tips as we uncover the delicious secrets of our Edible Valley. From farm-to-table experiences to mouthwatering recipes, satisfy your craving with us.

Episodes

July 9, 2024 29 mins

In Episode 236 of The Edible Valley Podcast, Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer delve into staying cool and nourished during the summer heat with refreshing foods and drinks. Explore the benefits of hydrating fruits and vegetables, and discover easy recipes like cucumber mint coolers, watermelon salads, and Greek yogurt parfaits. Learn how to create light, nutrient-rich meals that keep you cool without heating up your kitch...

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Join Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer in Episode 235 of "The Edible Valley Podcast" as they dive into the 2024 BC Seafood Festival held at Mount Washington in the Comox Valley. This event marks the 16th anniversary of the largest seafood festival in Western Canada. The Comox Valley, known for producing over 50% of British Columbia's shellfish, is the perfect backdrop for this celebration. Tune in for insights on seafood-f...

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In this episode of the Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer bring you highlights from the Culinary Federation's 61st National Conference in Edmonton. They discuss key workshops on sustainable agriculture and food waste, along with exciting culinary competitions. The recent Food Fest at the Farmer's Market is also featured, showcasing local food creations and community engagement, including a fundraiser...

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In Episode 232 of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer embark on a culinary journey to explore the vibrant flavors of spring. From seasonal vegetables and foraged finds to spring-inspired recipes and cooking tips, they dive deep into the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Join them as they share their passion for seasonal eating, connect with local farmers and foragers, and inspire listeners to ...

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In Episode 232 of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier, William Stringer and special guest Blayne Prowse delve into the art of zero-waste cooking. Exploring mindful eating and sustainable living, they uncover ways to reduce food waste and packaging waste in the kitchen. From transforming leftovers into flavorful soups to repurposing stale bread, each discussion thread intertwines practical tips with eco-conscious ...
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In this episode of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer take a deep dive into the essential tool of every chef's arsenal: knives. From discussing the different types of knives commonly used in the kitchen to offering tips on proper grip, safety practices, and maintenance techniques, they provide invaluable insights for both novice and experienced cooks. Through personal anecdotes and practical...

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February 20, 2024 29 mins

In Episode #230 of "The Edible Valley Podcast," hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer delve into the vibrant world of tailgate traditions. After surviving Super Bowl in Los Vegas Chef Jonathan wanted to discuss the joys of tailgating. From its humble beginnings to its evolution into elaborate pre-game parties, they explore the origins, cultural significance, and regional variations of tailgating across Americ...

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In Episode 229 of The Edible Valley Podcast, hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer delve into the fascinating world of oysters, focusing on their significance in Pacific Northwest cuisine and the unique farming methods used in Vancouver Island. From discussing the rich history of oysters in the region to exploring the pristine waters surrounding Vancouver Island and their impact on flavor, Chef Jonathan and William provi...

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In this episode of "The Edible Valley Podcast," Chefs Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer dish out the latest culinary trends of 2024. Are you diving into unconventional delights like "Snacks for Dinner" or embracing the rise of "Nonalcoholic Spirits and Wine"? Join the hosts as they explore the innovative realms of "Plant-Based Cuisine," the allure of "Gourmet White Chocolate," and the cultural fusion in "Third-Culture Cuisine."...

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In Episode 227 of "The Edible Valley Podcast," hosts Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer unwrap the essence of Christmas in a culinary extravaganza. Delving into practical tips for seasonal menu planning, the episode navigates through the art of creating classic Christmas dishes. From traditional roasts to delectable desserts, they unravel the secrets behind crafting these iconic delicacies. Offering insightful advice for bo...

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In this episode of “The Edible Valley Podcast," Chef Jonathan Frazier and William Stringer, both fathers, share their unique perspectives on navigating babyhood. Despite not being experts, their insights stem from personal experiences. William, currently caring for an infant, delves into the challenges of introducing solids and balancing nutrition. Meanwhile, Jonathan, whose older daughter surpassed the baby food phase, offers hind...

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November 29, 2023 33 mins
  Today in our latest episode William Stringer and Chef Jonathan Frazier, dive deep into the world of restaurant tipping. Join us as we unravel the history, dos and don'ts, and the intriguing reasons behind the increasing percentages. From calculating the perfect tip to exploring global tipping customs, we serve up a delectable discussion on this often overlooked aspect of dining etiquette. Whether you're a seasoned diner or...

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November 9, 2023 30 mins

William Stringer, a seasoned food critic, and Chef Jonathan, an acclaimed culinary expert, engaged in a lively conversation about menus. They delved into the intricacies of this essential restaurant element. Chef Jonathan explained the significance of a menu as a reflection of a restaurant's identity, showcasing its culinary expertise. They discussed various menu types, from à la carte to prix fixe, emphasizing how each caters to d...

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Better late than never. In this exciting podcast episode, Chef Jonathan and his partner Erin embark on a culinary adventure to the breathtaking Niagara Falls for the 60th Annual Culinary Federation National Conference. As they journey to this picturesque destination, they encounter not only culinary delights but also the natural beauty of the falls. William, the inquisitive podcast host, poses the question of adventure, prompting d...

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CSA's (community supported agriculture) or just 'farm boxes' are a great way to help your local farmers and yourself, with the freshest local produce available. This week Jon and William welcome Arzeena from Amara Farms back to the show and Courtney from Peas and Love Produce. We discuss how you can get involved with your local Comox Valley farm, how it's done and what to expect!

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In this wisdom packed episode Jon and William use the world famous spinning wheel to impart simple tips that you can use right now, to up your cooking game and bring flavours to your food! 

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This episode is about 2 things, LOVE and HEROS. This week we welcome back Lesley from the  North Vancouver Island Chefs Association to catch up with Culinary Club all star Tammy Williamson.  Little does she know Lesley has a little surprise for her! 

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This week we go to the very origins of farming in the Comox Valley, we talk about seeds! Good Earth Farms Seeds based out of Black Creek take things back to basics with a non-nonsense approach to farming and growing a truly local product. Join us, as we explore our Edible Valley!

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Lesley Stav is the President of an organisation that provides leadership, education and certification on North Vancouver Island. Their work runs through every aspect of the Comox Valley‘s food scene, often behind the scenes and and unsung , this week we shine a light on the North Vancouver Island Chefs Association.  

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March 22, 2023 25 mins

Niji is one to watch, with two sold out restaurant takeovers so far and a permanent location on the way, Niji is a Comox Valley institution in the making. In this episode we meet the owners and discover their journey so far, and where they are headed!. 

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